EXPOSED: Police demand money for bail in Lagos, Rivers and Abuja  more than other states

Again, Lagos State, Rivers and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have topped the list of places where police commit acts of misconduct.

The third quarter report (Q3 2017) by the Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) arm of the Nigeria Police release on Tuesday revealed that  Lagos State has 180 (23.56%) reported complaints, followed by River State that has 102 (13.35%) and FCT with 87 (11.39%) complaints out of the total 764 complaints received during the period under review.

The first quarter report by the unit released in August 2017 had Lagos, Rivers and FCT as the three places where Nigerians are most unhappy with the police.

According to the report, Sokoto and Plateau states Commands recorded no complaint in the periods under review which is July to September, 2017.

The report says a total of 16 officers have been sanctioned based on public complaints while a sum of N834,000 extorted money recovered.



    It adds that high profile suspects were apprehended following PCRRU face-to-face engagement with citizens in Ondo state.

    Out of the total of 764 complaints recorded in Q3 2017, 652 (86%) were resolved, 5 (1%) found to be false/unrelated and 107 (14%) are still under investigation.

    In the categories of complaints, professional misconduct was the most complaint against the police which was 358, followed by demanding money for bail which was 240 and excessive use of force which was 155.

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    The report also revealed that the Police Service Commission approved the suspension of an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) over corrupt practices.

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